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Rajarsi Janakananda

American Yogi

Died when: 62 years 291 days (753 months)
Star Sign: Taurus


Rajarsi Janakananda

Rajarsi Janakananda, born James Jesse Lynn (May 5, 1892 – February 20, 1955) was the leading disciple of the yogi Paramahansa Yogananda and a prominent businessman in the Kansas City, Missouri area.

A self-made millionaire when he met Yogananda in 1932, he later left a total endowment of approximately six million dollars to Yogananda's organization, Self-Realization Fellowship(SRF)/Yogoda Satsanga Society of India(YSS), helping ensure its long-term success.

Yogananda also chose Janakananda to succeed him as president of SRF/YSS.Janakananda was second president of SRF/YSS from 1952 until 1955.

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